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Environmental Health & Safety

Melisa Puglisi , Director

Environmental Health & Safety supports the mission of New York University to become the “leadership university” by providing comprehensive environmental health and safety services to all faculty, students and staff. These services for the University community include environmental health and safety technical support, information and training programs, consulting services, auditing services.

The Environmental Health and Safety website provides information on the range of programs and services managed and conducted by the Department of Environmental Health & Safety. We are striving to meet the needs of the NYU community and welcome any suggestions or comments on how we can improve our services. Melisa Puglisi ( is the Director of Environmental Health & Safety. She can be reached by email or by calling (212) 998-1438. Questions regarding compliance at NYU can be directed to EHS ( by email or by calling (212) 998-1450.

Key People

In Environmental Health & Safety

Michael Courtnier

Training Manager


Douglas Gazzale

Safety Compliance Specialist


James Gillespie

Global Manager, Fire & Life Safety


Tekechia Hester

Senior Environmental/Biosafety Specialist


Zack Korenstein

Senior Environmental Specialist


Stephanie Kung

Assistant Director


John McCauley

Environmental Specialist